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Artbank: july 16, 2017

Artbank: July 16, 2017 Artbank: July 16, 2017, 99.38 MB
Sun 16 Jul 2017

Pati Solomona Tyrell’s sensationaal St Paul St show Fāgogo is discussed this week. Sione Monu, Pati Solomona Tyrell, and Manu Vaea caught up with Rachel for a chat. Fāgogo in Sāmoan refers to fables that are told to people in a shared context. The receiver of a fāgogo is vested with an expectation to pass on the story, making it their own and then passing it on. This oral tradition is sustained from generation to generation and acts as a transmission tool for ideology but also as a genealogical archive for shared historical and cultural context. A fāgogo can mirror the real world in ways that transcend contemporary life, through cultural imperatives that pre-date Western beliefs and value systems. 

 

Artbank: July 9, 2017

Artbank: July 9, 2017 Artbank: July 9, 2017, 101.43 MB
Sun 9 Jul 2017

Mike Kelly called him the most important post-psychedelic artist... This week Theo interviewed one of the “truly original voices of American comics, Gary Panter. His latest comic - Songy of Paradise is an inspired interpretation of John Milton’s retelling of the story of Jesus being tempted by Satan after being baptized by John the Baptist and fasting for forty days and nights in the Judaean Desert. Panter’s version doesn’t rely on Milton’s words, but faithfully follows the structure of Milton’s Paradise Regained, with one notable exception: Jesus has been replaced by a hillbilly, Songy, who is on a vision quest before being tempted by a chimeric Satan figure. Stay tuned to Artbank to hear about this epic new work from the artist’s mouth.

Artbank: June 25, 2017

Artbank: June 25, 2017 Artbank: June 25, 2017, 115.07 MB
Sun 25 Jun 2017

Artbanker Theo set a bit of a record for us today, talking to 11 GUESTS IN THE HOUR. Ka pai. Firstly we heard from Amy Weng, Kalee Jackson and Rebecca Lal, three of the minds behind Te Tuhi's latest publication THE HIVE HUMS WITH MANY MINDS.  This 130 page full colour limited edition printed publication features essays by Tessa Laird, Gregory Kan & Ruth Watson, and Bruce E. Phillips, plus additional contributions by exhibiting artists such as a foldout page work by Monique Jansen and texts by Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh and Charlotte Drayton, all complemented by graphic design by Kalee Jackson.

Then we had the Bulgasari Aotearoa crew in studio. Throughout June and July, Lee Hanjoo (이한주), Lee Bong Gyo (이봉교), Yukie Sato, Taekyung Seo (서태경) and Soojung Kae (계수정) will be in residence at the Audio Foundation HQ in central Auckland where they will collaborate with local musicians – producing concerts and recordings while working toward an exhibition for the Audio Foundation gallery. Travelling with the Korean artists as key collaborators are renowned NZ musician John Bell (vibraphone/percussion) and sound artist Ian-John Hutchinson (prepared harmonicas). These two artists have been based in South Korea for over 5 years and are established figures in the Korean experimental music scene.

Artbank: June 18, 2017

Artbank: June 18, 2017 Artbank: June 18, 2017, 113.06 MB
Sun 18 Jun 2017

The Fffuture Fffocused Art Prize is organised by Riff Raff, the collaborative artist duo comprised of Li-Ming Hu and Daphne Simons. They join us in the BFM studio for a korero. "The Hive Hums with Many Minds" is the new publication from Te Tuhi, documenting their show of the same name. It explores "how these vast global mechanisms shape the local reality in Aotearoa New Zealand." 

Artbank: June 11, 2017

Artbank: June 11, 2017 Artbank: June 11, 2017, 113.68 MB
Sun 11 Jun 2017

Rachael talked to Bianca Rocca and Toya Webb about their show 'Working Title', on at the George Fraser Gallery. Theo was in studio and played some Korean experimental music from the Bulgasari community. He also played some commentry from John Waters, the director of Multiple Maniacs.

Artbank: June 4, 2017

Artbank: June 4, 2017 Artbank: June 4, 2017, 104.13 MB
Sun 4 Jun 2017

Konichiwa Auckland, on Sunday we were on the line to Aiko Robinson in Tokyo. Robinson's practice draws inspiration from Shunga, an age-old term for Japanese erotic art. She fuses Shunga, (traditionally consumed by everyone men and women of all classes) with screen-shot compositions of western pornography (which is generally made by men, for men). The resulting works are striking, skillful and humourous mash-ups of sexual imagery. We also heard some good tunes, and especially some sonic goodness from Rachel - she introduced us to the sounds of pioneering producer Suzanne Ciani. Cheers for listening! Keep in touch :)

Art Bank hosted by Aimée Ralfini

Aimée + Liam + Wanda = good arty fun Aimée + Liam + Wanda = good arty fun, 113.7 MB
Sun 21 May 2017

A spendid day in Auckland city of sails, made all the more effervescent by Art Banks guest host Aimée Ralfini and her team of superstar artists; Wanda Gillespie and Liam Gerrard

Artbank: May 14, 2017.

Artbank: May 14, 2017. , 51.63 MB
Sun 14 May 2017

A packed Artbank this week. Graham Reid was in the studio talking about the effort that went into creating the Volume exhibition at the Auckland Museum. It is an immense sonic, visual and interactive display covering the history of music in Aotearoa. Theo talked with Olivia Blyth, about her show Communityity - the fifth show put on by Auckland based collective Hapori. Participants were asked to draw their sonic surroundings and Blyth has collated the collective renderings of aural happenings at Corbyn Estate Arts Centre. Finally we talked to Malcolm McAllister, an art teacher at Otahuhu College, who has been studying how art is taught in Cuba, and recently spent time in the country, meeting with teachers and practitioners there. 

Artbank: 7th May, 2017

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Sun 7 May 2017

This week Rachel speaks to Louisa Afoa about her show "A Pool is Not The Ocean", at St Paul ST Gallery Three and Nadine chats with Jeremy Leatinu'u aboput his upcoming show Earthpushers at Te tuhi Gallery in Pakuranga. 

Artbank: 30 April, 2017

Artbank: April 30, 2017. , 103.79 MB
Sun 30 Apr 2017

Ayesha Green's solo show "The Spirit of the Thing Given (Māori)" is on now at RM Gallery. She also has a show at Papakura Art Gallery opening on Saturday, and work in Artspace. We had a hearty chat about the context from which her paintings and ceramics spring - a Māori history of tourism in New Zealand, the relationship between the earth and the crown, the likes of Sherpa Tenzing's role in our national consciousness. 
We also recognise the significant role the Vito Acconci (January 24, 1940 – April 27, 2017)
played in the world of performance and installation art, and architecture. Theo gives us a bit of a run down and we hear some clips from his work.